We consider the last of the kingdom of heaven parables, the parable of the talents. All of God’s children have been given the gospel, the church, and even individual spiritual gifts for the benefit of the kingdom. What have we done to bring increase from what we have been entrusted with as a steward? There will come a time when our stewardship will be accounted for and we hope to be faithful and receive the blessing of the Lord instead of the judgment of Jesus Christ.